Report Card on DHS – Fails Leadership Test After 16 Years As An Agency

Major Management and Performance Challenges Facing the DHS OIG – DHS Annual Report 11/03/17 (excerpts) Underlying causes of DHS persistent management and performance, which hamper efforts to accomplish the homeland security mission efficiently and effectively. The challenges are two-fold. First, Department leadership must commit itself to ensuring DHS operates more as a single entity rather than a collection of components. The lack of progress in reinforcing a unity of effort translates to a missed opportunity for greater effectiveness. Second, Department leadership must establish and enforce a strong internal control environment typical of a more mature organization. The current environment of relatively … Continue reading